South African Invitation XI v England XI
England in South Africa 1995/96
VenueSoweto Cricket Oval, Soweto on 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th October 1995 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEngland XI won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresM Bagus, WA Diedricks
Close of play day 1England XI (1) 285/7 (Crawley 56*, Illingworth 11*)
Close of play day 2South African Invitation XI (1) 209/9 (Masikazana 44*, Williams 1*)
Close of play day 3South African Invitation XI (2) 25/1 (Amm 10*, Pringle 0*)

England XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MA Athertonc Rhodes b Strydom59     
AJ Stewartc Cronje b Strydom94     
JP Crawleyc Rhodes b Davis85     
RA Smithst Masikazana b Davis4     
GA Hickc Toyana b Strydom15     
+RC Russelllbw b Pringle11     
M Watkinsonlbw b Pringle0     
MC Ilottb Pringle0     
RK Illingworthc Rhodes b Davis19     
ARC Fraserst Masikazana b Davis6     
DE Malcolmnot out0     
Extras(9 b, 14 lb, 16 nb)39
Total(all out, 131.4 overs)332
Fall of wickets:
1-163 (Atherton), 2-170 (Stewart), 3-179 (Smith), 4-210 (Hick), 5-250 (Russell), 6-250 (Watkinson), 7-250 (Ilott), 8-312 (Illingworth), 9-325 (Crawley), 10-332 (Fraser)
South African Invitation XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pringle26   4753-13
Snell13   6300-1
Williams29   9730--
Cronje8   3170-2
Strydom34   14463--

South African Invitation XI first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JM Arthurc Russell b Ilott1     
PG Ammc Crawley b Illingworth30     
*WJ Cronjeb Watkinson56     
JN Rhodesc Russell b Illingworth1     
G Toyanast Russell b Watkinson3     
PC Strydomc Crawley b Watkinson11     
RP Snellc Hick b Illingworth14     
+L Masikazanab Illingworth44     
MJG Davisc Russell b Illingworth1     
MW Pringlest Russell b Illingworth36     
HS Williamsnot out1     
Extras(9 lb, 3 nb)12
Total(all out, 78.1 overs)210
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Arthur), 2-53 (Amm), 3-63 (Rhodes), 4-92 (Cronje), 5-97 (Toyana), 6-118 (Strydom), 7-128 (Snell), 8-138 (Davis), 9-207 (Pringle), 10-210 (Masikazana)
England XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Malcolm14   4320-3
Ilott14   6411--
Fraser9   2140--
Watkinson16   6383--

England XI second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MA Athertonretired hurt22     
AJ Stewartnot out101     
JP Crawleyc Rhodes b Davis1     
RA Smithc Masikazana b Pringle0     
GA Hickc Masikazana b Williams55     
+RC Russellc Toyana b Cronje43     
M Watkinsonb Williams26     
MC Ilottnot out6     
RK Illingworthdid not bat      
ARC Fraserdid not bat      
DE Malcolmdid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 5 lb, 13 nb, 1 w)28
Total(5 wickets, declared, 80 overs)282
Fall of wickets:
1-48 (Crawley), 2-56 (Smith), 3-165 (Hick), 4-230 (Russell), 5-269 (Watkinson)
South African Invitation XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pringle17   2871-11
Williams22   577211
Davis25   8661-1
Strydom4   0170--
Cronje12   3211--

South African Invitation XI second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JM Arthurb Watkinson12     
PG Ammnot out10     
MW Pringlenot out0     
*WJ Cronjedid not bat      
JN Rhodesdid not bat      
G Toyanadid not bat      
PC Strydomdid not bat      
RP Snelldid not bat      
+L Masikazanadid not bat      
MJG Davisdid not bat      
HS Williamsdid not bat      
Extras(1 lb, 2 nb)3
Total(1 wicket, 14 overs)25
Fall of wickets:
1-25 (Arthur)
England XI bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Malcolm5   1180--
Fraser4   220-2
Watkinson3   141--
Illingworth2   200--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> AJ Stewart (1) passed 16500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 38
--> WJ Cronje (1) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 8
--> G Toyana made his debut in first-class matches
--> RC Russell (2) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 43
--> M Watkinson (2) passed 9000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> PC Strydom achieved his best innings bowling analysis in first-class matches in the England XI first innings (previous best was 3-77)
--> MW Pringle completed a hat-trick in the England XI first innings (Russell, Watkinson, Ilott)
--> MA Atherton retired hurt in the England XI second innings having scored 22 (team score 38/0)





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